Winter, spring, summer or the famous “fall”, there’s never a bad time to visit Maine...
Maine is known for its beautiful scenery - jagged, mostly rocky coastline, low, rolling mountains, and its heavily forested areas making it the perfect state to visit if you want an outdoor adventure trip. Maine is brimming with tourist attractions and car rental is essential if you wish to experience all that Maine has to offer.
Winter in Maine is cold and snowy, and especially severe in the northern parts of the state. Summer in Maine is warm and sunny but not particularly hot. If you are hoping to travel around Maine, the best time of year to go would be spring, summer or autumn time - this will make driving a hire car around a lot easier.
Portland is the largest city in Maine and a place that has been relatively unaffected by modern architecture. The city is known for its cobbled streets and sophisticated character, which is evident in almost every road you choose to travel down.
In Portland, car hire is available from Portland International Airport. Use TravelSupermarket to find car hire in Portland or anywhere else in the state of Maine.
Car hire in Maine is widely available if you book in advance. Pre-booking is almost always the best option, and it means you can collect your vehicle from the airport or one of several convenient downtown locations.
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Maine has a delicious menu of attractions to choose from, and they’re all sure to be to your taste...
Car hire in Maine is essential in order to enjoy the following popular attractions:
Pirate's Cove - a pirate-themed golf course designed for all levels and ages. You’ll find this fun-filled family park just a 30-minute drive south of Portland.
The beaches - Maine beaches come in many sizes and shapes. There are white sandy beaches covering much of the 300 miles of Maine's coastline and in order to access them all, good car rental is highly recommended. One of the best beaches for families is Crescent Beach near Cape Elizabeth, a 20-minute drive south of Portland. It’s a safe beach with good public facilities and a few excellent restaurants to boot.
Maine State Museum is certainly worth a visit as it provides an excellent overview for first-time visitors and a place for life-long residents to refresh their memories. Head to Augusta (an hour’s drive north of Portland) if you want to visit this award-winning museum.
Designer outlet shopping is available in Freeport and Kittery - a must for any shopaholics. Freeport is a two-hour drive north of Portland, while Kittery can be found an hour to the south. Both towns are also well regarded for their restaurants.